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One year of weekly indie crossword puzzles made by the crew of the former Onion A.V. Club crossword feature.
One year of weekly indie crossword puzzles made by the crew of the former Onion A.V. Club crossword feature.
943 backers pledged $26,004 to help bring this project to life.

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    1. Creator Michael Webster on December 13, 2012

      Will the new and improved AVxword puzzles be available once more in the Crosswords app? That would be awesome.

    2. Creator Alex DeJarnatt on November 27, 2012

      Hi guys, I wrote and maintain an online crossword solving application -- I'd be happy to work with you to customize/adapt it for Let me know if you're interested. Regardless, looking forward to the puzzles!

    3. Creator Tony Ochoa on November 14, 2012


      Thanks for taking this to Kickstarter! I've loved the AV crosswords since discovering them through the cruciverbalist website, it would be a shame to see it go. I've pledged and am urging my cru buddies to do likewise! ~Tony

    4. Creator Ben Tausig on November 14, 2012

      Dear Patrick and others similarly curious,

      Yes! The weekly Ink Well puzzle will continue to be distributed for free through a Google Groups page. Sign up to get it by email at…


    5. Creator Ben Tausig on November 14, 2012

      Dear Pam and others with similar questions:

      Gift subscriptions are easy to set up. For those with email, simply sign up through the email of the person you would like to send the puzzle to.

      For those, like Pam's mother, who don't have email, I suggest finding a relative or friend of theirs who lives close by and can print the PDF version each week and bring it to them.


    6. Creator Roman Koshykar on November 13, 2012

      $26 for a two year subscription works out to 25 cents per puzzle. Cheap thrills!

    7. Creator Pam Woodson on November 13, 2012

      I backed this project as a gift to my 85 year old mother who does not have e mail. How would you suggest that I get it to her for the duration?

    8. Creator Austin Burns on November 12, 2012

      The AV Club's crossword was a highlight of my week. Excited to help it continue in perpetuity.

    9. Creator Patrick Reding on November 10, 2012

      I've been playing Tausig's puzzles though my iPod's crossword app, and I've really enjoyed his clever wordplay and double meanings. I'm sad to see the feature go from the Onion. Will you still be editing puzzles for Ink Well?

    10. Creator Rachel W on November 9, 2012

      The Ben Tausig fan club homepage is up to 173 hits!